Postal Life Insurance was started in 1884 as a welfare measure
for the employees of Posts & Telegraphs Department under Government of India dispatch No. 299 dated
18-10-1882 to the Secretary of State. Due to popularity of its schemes, various departments of Central
and State Governments were extended its benefits. Now Postal Life Insurance is open for employees of all
Central and State Government Departments, Nationalized Banks, Public Sector Undertakings,
Financial Institutions, Local Bodies like Municipalities and Zila Parisads, Educational Institutions
aided by the Government etc.